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Our Care Team

We are a family practice clinic. We see patients of all ages. We really like the entire family to see us so we can understand the family dynamics of our patients. As your primary care physician, we are your main consultant for all your health concerns.

Our Care Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Joy Liu, D.O.(Founder & CEO)
Dr. Liu received her medical degree at Western University in Pomona, Calif., and completed her residency at Methodist/Mercy Hospitals Family Practice Residency in Sacramento. She’s an attentive listener and will readily dispense a dose of advice and life lessons with your prescription. She encourages her patients to be active participants in their health and enjoys helping patients be proactive by preventing problems before they start.For Dr. Liu, physical and mental health are equally important. Her goal is to help patients stay healthy, age successfully, and enjoy life. Her vision for healthcare follows three core values:Taking Time. Healthcare isn’t something that should be rushed, and Dr. Liu realizes this. She takes as much time as she needs for a patient to completely understand their situation and options. If she’s running late for your appointment, this is why — she’s taken extra time with another patient. Dr. Liu always goes the…
Dr. Jayferson Golepang, M.D.(CMO)
Dr. Jayferson Golepang, or as he likes to be called, Dr. Jay, completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Honors, at the University of the Philippines in 2005. In 2010, he completed his Doctor of Medicine, also at the University of the Philippines. He practiced medicine for a couple of years in the Philippines before deciding to follow his uncle’s footsteps to study and practice medicine in America. Dr. Jay completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016. Before joining Healthy Living Primary Care, Dr. Jay was a hospitalist at St. Josephs’ Medical Center in Stockton, CA.Dr. Jay loves medicine and taking care of patients. He deeply believes in the importance of continuity-of-care in helping patients maintain their optimal health. Dr. Jay enjoys family practice and primary care medicine because it is the best environment to develop trustworthy, respectful, and…
Dr. Liz Hernandez, M.D.
Dr. Hernandez is a board certified Family Medicine Physician. She immigrated to California from Colombia in 2005.Dr. Hernandez spent several years doing medical research at UCSF prior to completing her medical residency at the University Health Science at Texas Tech in El Paso, TX. She is passionate about preventive care and a strong advocate of healthy lifestyle choices, stress reduction, great mental/emotional health, non-narcotic pain management, and active patient involvement in decision making. Dr. Hernandez’s goal is to provide comprehensive, high quality, and evidence-based medicine to her patients. She wants to develop long-term relationships, rooted in mutual trust, with the common goal of optimum mental and physical health with her patients.Dr. Hernandez comes to us from the Bay Area and speaks fluent Spanish. She looks forward to using her multi-cultural background and medical knowledge to serve the community and her patients.Dr. Hernandez focuses her practice on three…
Dr. Terry Raposa, D.O.
Dr. Terry Raposa D.O. is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Raposa completed residency training at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona in the Department of Family Medicine. He has 27 years of experience practicing Family Medicine. He provides high-quality and exceptional care for his patients. He is a kind, caring, and compassionate physician. He is a good listener and seeks to understand the concerns of his patients. He can communicate clearly to explain the diagnosis and the treatment plan. He values your health and will help you reach your goals of good health and high quality of life. He believes in the mind-body connection. He is also a strong advocate for his patients and will go the extra mile for their well-being. Dr. Raposa is a lifelong learner. In addition to staying current with the medical literature and advances in medicine, he values relationships, family,…
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Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

Lara Barhoum DeMaio, P.A.-C
Lara grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a minor in Communications from Santa Clara University. After working in the non-profit sector for a few years, she decided that she wanted to fulfill her lifelong passion and pursue a career in medicine. After attending a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Mills College in Oakland, California, Lara went on to complete her Physician Assistant Program and Master of Science at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. After working for one year in an urgent care/primary care practice in New Jersey, she and her husband moved to Sacramento to be closer to her family in the Bay Area.Lara is a board certified Physician Assistant in the state of California. She believes in treating the patient as a whole and her focus in on preventive care. Providing a positive experience where…
Annika Dethlefs, F.N.P.-BC
Annika attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science in 2018. She then worked as a Nutritionist and Medical Scribe in Sacramento, CA, before moving to Nashville, TN to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University. Annika is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She aims to provide holistic patient-centered care and incorporates her knowledge of nutrition to empower patients in their own health journey.In her free time, Annika loves to try out new healthy recipes and spend time outdoors with her friends and family.
Rozina Omidi, P.A.-C
Rozina began practicing medicine as a midwife in Iran. She served there for about 8 years before getting married and making the decision to come to the United States. While she loved her time as a midwife she soon discovered the possibilities available to her as a Physician Assistant. She went back to UC Davis for her new license and graduated in 2020.She started working in Internal Medicine and quickly realized that she loved being able to offer her patients a higher level of care. She believes that the first step to good health is preventative care and educating her patients about their conditions. Her goal is to team up with her patients to create an open dialog that will allow her to intimately care for them in every way. She truly loves her patients and feels their trust and confidence in her.After her 2 years with Internal…
Chris Phillips, F.N.P.-C
Chris grew up in Tennessee. Chris joined the US Navy and spent 10 years stationed in San Diego, CA where he met his wife. They then moved to Sacramento, CA where he used his GI Bill to attend California State University, Sacramento to study Exercise Science & Kinesiology. He became an EMT and a CPR instructor and then went to Samuel Merritt University to pursue a Masters in Nursing and become a Family Nurse Practitioner.Chris is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. As a FNP, Chris believes the key in providing quality patient care is listening and learning about the patient so any plan is co-developed in partnership with the patient. His passion for health and fitness is the driving force in working with patients to create a life of wellness and longevity.Chris likes to spend his spare time with…
Sabina Sampath, P.A.-C
Sabina completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Mumbai, India in the year 2000. She practiced medicine for a couple of years in India before she moved to Sacramento, CA after her wedlock. In the US, to maintain a balance between work and family, she pursued Physician Assistant program at Stanford School of Medicine and graduated in 2013. Since then she has been working as PA catering to the needs of her patients, local to Sacramento, CA. Sabina is passionate about serving the community through her medical career, caring for patient’s health and providing a healthy lifestyle solution for all. She believes that physicians and patients need to work together to pursue care that improves health and minimize the intake of medication as needed. She likes to interact with patients and would like to build a long-term healthy relationship with the patients.Sabina enjoys baking and trying out…
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Weight Loss

Kimberly Brown
My personal health journey started 10 years ago when my son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. Immediately, I had to start reading food labels in order to ensure that what we were giving him was safe. This process opened up a whole new world to me. I started to question ingredients that I couldn't pronounce and that I didn’t think should be in the food we were consuming. I have spent years researching and learning about nutrition and changing the way our family eats. Sharing my knowledge and research about health, nutrition and wellness is a life passion. There is so much information available to us and my goal is to make it as simple and user-friendly as I can for my clients. From pantry clean outs, mapping out a basic exercise plan, walking one through the grocery store, cooking demonstrations and strategizing ways to relieve stress, I take…
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Behavioral Health

Marisa Ronquillo, LMFT
As a holistic therapist, I am dedicated to helping my clients unravel the underlying causes of their suffering, paving the way for a life worth living. With a deep passion for healing, I specialize in guiding individuals on a journey of self-discovery, empowering them to overcome obstacles and embrace their true potential.With a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Sacramento, I bring a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise to our sessions. As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#122594), I adhere to the highest professional standards and uphold the ethical principles that ensure your well-being.
Karina Rocha, AMFT
As a trauma-informed holistic therapist, Karina is dedicated to supporting individuals and families on their healing journey by providing a safe space for clients to explore their experiences. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in compassion, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. By using evidence-based practices and integrating holistic techniques, Karina tailors her therapeutic interventions to address each individual's unique needs and goals. Karina's areas of expertise include trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.Karina obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Davis. Through her experience and education, she offers a deep understanding of trauma's impact on mental health and relationships and commits to empowering her clients to overcome challenges and foster resilience.
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